No midweek break this week, so get ready to work with the Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Poultry meat inspection: EFSA reviews risks for public health – European Food Safety Authority

The EFSA issued a scientific opinion last week suggesting traditional poultry inspection may be insufficient to deal with bacteria such as Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp.

Controls close to knocking out Salmonella among Danes – Food Safety News

Denmark appears to be winning the battle against Salmonella.

Study ties kids’ allergy risks to antibacterials, preservatives – Medline Plus

A new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows a correlation between antibacterials and an increased risk of having food and environmental allergies.

Red meat allergy likely caused by tick bites – Food Safety News

As if just getting bitten by a tick wasn’t bad enough.

Warning against eating meat has Chinese Olympians off their game – The Salt (NPR)

The Chinese Olympic women’s volleyball team missed out on meat for several weeks because they weren’t able to specially source clenbuterol-free meat.

Spanish farmers paid a price for Europe’s E. coli outbreak – Food Safety News

After being wrongly named as the source of deadly E. coli outbreak last year, Spanish farmers have had a rough time.

Some towns try to loosen reins on food producers – Poultry Times

Some towns in Maine are trying to supersede state and federal laws with local food safety ordinances.

China to revise list of additives permitted in food packaging –

The Chinese government is updating regulations as to what can and cannot be added to food.

New electrostatic salad spraying technique shows “efficacy” against E. coli –

This new E. coli research is just shocking.

Animal safety

Cattle, livestock at high risk for stress as heat indices reach dangerous levels –

The USDA is urging cattle owners to monitor the animals for heat stress.


Methadone – Leading cause of fatal overdoses in the United States –

A drug often used to treat heroin addiction may be responsible for up to 30 percent of painkiller overdoses, according to a new study.


Heat wave pushes soybean prices sky high –

Soybean prices jumped following an intense heat wave.

Drought forces summer Midwest hay prices high –

The dry weather may be good for harvesting hay, but not for growing it.

Mexico bird flu outbreak affects 2.5 million chickens, 1 million destroyed – Washington Post

The Mexican government is continuing testing.

Senate, House farm bills follow different paths – Politico

Let the reconciling begin.

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